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15 Design Secrets to Steal From Professional Home Stagers

Trust the professionals when they say details really do matter.<p>If you're a fan of HGTV, you appreciate the power of home stagers — a.k.a. the people who sweep in after a makeover and turn the shell of a house into a warm and inviting home. Use their secrets in your own abode to make it just as …

7 Ways to Build a Sense of Leadership in 2016 | Inc.com

Having time to think about "leadership" at most startups feels like a luxury. It feels like something you could turn your attention to once you have tens of millions of dollars and a large staff to run operations and you could step back from it all and think about how to lead.<p>The reality of most …

Leadership

52 Things to Improve in the Office for a Successful 2016 | Inc.com

Do you want this year to be better? Did your New Year's resolutions include doing better at the office? Most of us focus on personal goals, but shouldn't we think about ways we can improve as managers and business owners? Here are 52 resolutions for the office in 2016. Put them on your list:<p>1. …

Productivity

5 Things No Banker Will Tell You

You need a loan: a home loan, a personal loan a business loan… whatever you need, you need it soon. So you walk in, hat in proverbial hand, hoping to present your case and impress your banker.<p>During that conversation, though, there are a few things you definitely won’t hear your banker say:<p><b>1. “I’m</b> …

Finance

Top 10 Leadership Books of 2015 | Inc.com

Over the next few weeks, I'll be revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 15th) the very best of the best.<p>So far, I've chosen the top 10 "start your own business" books. This column reveals the top 10 books of the year for managers and …

Leadership

Former US drone operators say strikes fuel 'Islamic State' and hatred towards West

Four former US airmen have said that America's use of drones to kill suspected jihadis is increasing hatred towards the West. The group also said …

25 Modern Bathroom Ideas to Create a Clean Look

Since the bathroom is often thought of as one of the most valuable rooms in your home, it’s only natural to want to think long and hard about how to …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

Admit the Things You Don't Understand and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Effective communication between managers and employees in any company, and especially in a startup with a small staff, is crucial. But in some cases, managers may not fully …

Get This: Drones That Attack and Take Over Other Drones

If you're psyched about Amazon's scheme to someday have unmanned drones deliver products to your doorstep, scale your excitement back a couple notches. Not only is FAA approval of such a service still a ways off, Amazon's plan potentially faces one more hurdle: hacker attack drones.<p>As crazy as that …

The Focused Leader

A primary task of leadership is to direct attention.To do so, leaders must learn to focus their own attention. When we speak about being focused, we commonly mean thinking about one thing while filtering out distractions. But a wealth of recent research in neuroscience shows that we focus in many …

MELTDOWN: BITCOIN CRASHES TO $576

Currently, Bitcoin is back to the $700 level. This is still down a whopping 35%.<p>The sharp moves come in the wake of China's clampdown on the controversial digital currency.<p>Earlier this week, the People's Bank of China announced it was barring the country's banks from handling the Bitcoin. (That …

There's A Government Agency That Still Uses Floppy Disks

The Office of the Federal Register, which serves as the daily journal of the U.S. government, does have a fairly sleek website, but it's also still using the long-obsolete 3.5 inch floppy disk and CD-ROM to receive files from other government agencies.<p>As it turns out, laws and security requirements …

Bitcoin in China: The Fall-out From Chinese Government Banning Real World Use

Bitcoin’s value took a tumble this week after the People’s Bank of China issued an official statement about its stance on the digital coin, knocking the cryptocurrency’s value down into the $800s after lofty $1200 highs. China has been largely responsible for Bitcoin’s dramatic 500% rise in value …